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Company: Kaiser Permanente

Location: Pleasanton, CA

Date Posted: July 3, 2014

Source: Kaiser Permanente

Description

We are seeking a dynamic, financially focused individual who is goal-oriented, web and mobile technology savvy, and has a passion for learning about and building great digital products that engage our members. This individual will be responsible for developing multi-million dollar business cases and establishing rigorous financial models for digital projects. Kaiser Permanente is a highly collaborative work environment. Success in this position requires the ability to effectively communicate and build consensus across a broad range of business partners and strengthen an already high performing team.

Essential Functions:

• Performs financial and non-financial benefits analysis and prepares summary of key findings.

• Accountable for tracking and/or monitor and report for senior mgmt the results of actualization of benefits.

• Collaborate with Portfolio Leads and business stakeholders to develop multi-million dollar business cases for digital projects

• Accountable for the coordination, compilation and distribution of financial data.

• Prepares complex financial trend and data ...

Description

We are seeking a dynamic, financially focused individual who is goal-oriented, web and mobile technology savvy, and has a passion for learning about and building great digital products that engage our members. This individual will be responsible for developing multi-million dollar business cases and establishing rigorous financial models for digital projects. Kaiser Permanente is a highly collaborative work environment. Success in this position requires the ability to effectively communicate and build consensus across a broad range of business partners and strengthen an already high performing team.

Essential Functions:

• Performs financial and non-financial benefits analysis and prepares summary of key findings.

• Accountable for tracking and/or monitor and report for senior mgmt the results of actualization of benefits.

• Collaborate with Portfolio Leads and business stakeholders to develop multi-million dollar business cases for digital projects

• Accountable for the coordination, compilation and distribution of financial data.

• Prepares complex financial trend and data analysis reports.

• Broad application of principles, theories, and concepts in applicable discipline, plus working knowledge of other related fields.
• Uses professional concepts in accordance with company objectives to solve complex problems in creative and effective ways.
• This job is the fully qualified, career-oriented, journey-level position.
• Demonstrates expertise in functional area business processes and understands assigned and cross functional areas.
• Independently initiates, identifies and coordinates the analysis of complex client needs in project areas such as: new/existing business operating models, innovative approaches to solutions support, market research of emerging or available product functionality and operational readiness assessment.
• Identifies opportunities for increasing business efficiency through improved manual and automated process systems.
• Coordinates the development of comprehensive business cases with cost, service, and benefit dimensions of proposed projects that are used at management and executive levels for funding and scope decisions.
• Plans, coordinates and conducts the analysis of client business processes and functional requirements and the preparation of appropriate documentation to communicate and validate the information.
• Identifies other initiatives that exist and ensures that efforts are not duplicated.
• Supports a variety of applications.
• Consults on the integration of application systems into the work environment, regarding their operational and training implications.
• Acts as project lead in the coordination of solution development and the implementation of the final product/service.
• Acts as a liaison between business clients and technical staff and/or with development staff throughout the development life cycle.
• Provides on-going project management and status reporting at all levels.
• Responsibilities impact the achievement of key functional and/or KP objectives that have direct and significant business impact.
• Contributes to the development of the department's objectives.
• Erroneous decisions or recommendations would normally result in the inability to reach functional objectives and negatively affects expenditures and resources
• Chooses, recommends, creates and/or adopts techniques, standards and methodologies to apply.
• Makes recommendations for improvements to KP standards/methodologies.
• Uses commonalities/differences among team members' goals, values, and problem-solving styles to generate multiple alternatives in leading group to achieve a result.
• Uses experts or third parties to influence the outcomes or events around them. Solicits the involvement of the people who will be affected by a decision in order to gain their ownership.
• Assume other duties as directed.

Qualifications

Basic Qualifications:
• Total of five (5) to seven (7) years, to include two (2) or more years in a consulting role.
• Five (5) years experience in healthcare environment or five (5) plus years of experience working in a department relevant to the current posting.
• Bachelor's degree in business/health care administration or related discipline.
• Preferred certification or advanced qualification by third party association that matches the function or field applicable to the business discipline
• May establish cross-functional task forces.
• Thorough knowledge of platforms of the assigned functional area and multi-area functionality based on assignment.
• Maintains current knowledge of application systems, interfaces, reporting processes, and data capture.
• May support a variety of applications/process.
• Coordinates ongoing application support with the various technical areas to ensure continued application/process usage and success.
• Maintains current knowledge on health care industry, regulations, and KP business strategies.
• Develops test plans.
• Provides product/process expertise to client groups, delivers presentations, demonstrations and training for application systems.
• Coordinates installation and first-use of new applications/process.
• May provide specialized support to a specific business area.
• Serves as a single point of contact for the resolution of client issues.
• Thinks of ways to improve results, communicates these to supervisor, peers and team members.
• Drives excellence through continued learning and strengthening of expertise.
• Makes needed changes to address performance problems or take advantage of opportunities.
• Seeks ways to reduce variation in systems and processes to improve consistency and reliability, directly impacting performance and member/customer service.
• Keeps individuals and team focused on specific and measurable performance goals and monitors performance publicly against clear standards.
• Prioritizes project work to meet member/customer needs.
• Takes initiative to alter normal procedures to meet specific member/customer needs
• Stands by decisions that benefit members/customers even if they are unpopular or impact short term performance.
• Continually monitors quality of service across functions and systems.

Preferred Qualifications

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MBA preferred or equivalent financial analysis experience.

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Experience developing business cases and financial/non-financial benefit models.

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Strong oral and written communication skills to explain financial concepts and benefit calculations clearly and simply

Primary Location
: California-Pleasanton-Pleasanton Tech Cntr Building E 5820 Owens Dr. Scheduled Hours (1-40): 40 Shift: Day Working Days: Mon. - Fri. Working Hours Start: 8:00 AM Working Hours End: 5:00 PM

Schedule
: Full-time

Job Type
: Standard

Employee Status
: Regular Employee Group: Salaried Employees

Job Level
: Team Leader/Supervisor

Job
: Consulting Services / Project/Program Management (Non IT) Public Department Name: Digital Services Group

Travel
: Yes, 5 % of the Time Job Eligible for Benefits: Yes

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. We are proud to be an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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